Debian Stable/Unstable basis for Ubuntu LTS

Asked by Frederick L Shope

I have been told not to upgrade my Ubuntu LTS installation (currently 14.04.5) until about six months after initial release of a new LTS version to get the most stable version. I was told the first LTS release is based on Debian Unstable while later updates are based on Debian Stable. Is this, in fact, correct? Is there a way to verify the Debian version before upgrading to a new Ubuntu LTS?

I did search this forum before posting but didn't find anything on this topic.

Thank you.

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Best actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

All Ubuntus are based on Debian unstable. This is normal. Your system will not see the new LTS until the first point release.

16.04 was released in April this year but your 14.04 install will not offer the upgrade until 16.04.1 is out. You can then upgrade to 16.04.1 in a single jump as LTS to LTS release upgrades are supported.

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Frederick L Shope (flshope) said :

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.